In 300-500 words share whether or not you believe the assigned documentary film text has the potential to transform one’s political sensibilities and how the documentary film text compares to the feature-length non-documentary film text that examines the same historical political movement and/or figure. And, if you believe that your personal political sensibilities have been (re)shaped or transformed by a particular film and/or style of film, say so. Again, the objective here is to share your thoughts pertaining to the major thesis presented in Democracy and Difference.
For this assignment you will watch the documentary, The Brandon Teena Story directed by Susan Muska and Greta Olafsdottir AND the feature length film, Boys Don’t Cry (1998) directed by Kimberly Pierce.The documentary film text is provided on the Democracy and Difference website. Students will need to find the feature length/non-documentary film on a streaming service or the like